Public Defender Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents, Williston, N.D.
Compensation:$4146-5528 per month Closing Date: October 1, 2012, at 5:00 pm Location:Williston, ND Status:Full time/temporary Type of Recruitment: Internal/External Date Posted on Web Page: September 25, 2012
Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school.
Licensure (or eligibility for licensure) as an attorney eligible to practice law in the State of North Dakota.
Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Analytical and decision-making ability.
Preference will be given for experience in the practice of law which included court experience, and experience related to actual criminal defense.
Application Procedures and Contact Person for Assistance:
Interested applicants should submit an Application for Employment, resume, and cover letter by Monday, October 1, 2012 at 5:00 pm to:
Robin Huseby, Executive Director Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents PO Box 149 Valley City ND 58072 Office: 701-845-8632 Fax: 701-845-8633
Completed application, resume, and cover letter must be received at the address above by 5:00 pm Monday, October 1, 2012 or application will not be considered.
Emailed applications will not be considered.
Summary of Work:
This position represents indigent clients in judicial proceedings in Northwest and Southwest Judicial Districts and on appeals in the North Dakota Supreme Court, and may provide conflict services in other jurisdictions. This position will be located in Williston, with travel as needed to Watford City, Dickinson, and Minot.
Represent clients in judicial proceedings in a competent, effective and ethical manner
Provide representation for conflict cases in other jurisdictions as necessary which may require some additional travel.
Keep abreast of statutory and decisional law in areas of practice.
Maintain license to practice laws and obtain required CLE credits.
Provide intake and assignment services in accordance with the statutes, administrative rules, agency policies and procedures, and local office procedures and respond promptly to requests for representation from prospective clients of the office
May assist with agency education and training programs and projects for public defenders and contract attorneys.
Performs other duties as necessary and/or assigned by the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.